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Lady Gaga leads British LGBT Awards nominees

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Lady Gaga leads the nominations for the 2017 NatWest British LGBT Awards.

The 30-year-old musician – who identifies as bisexual – has long been a supporter of the LGBT community, and has landed herself a nomination for LGBT Celebrity of the Year at this year's glitzy ceremony which will take place on May 12.

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Lady Gaga performs "Moth Into Flame" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. Picture: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

The 'Million Reasons' hitmaker will need to fight of fierce competition from Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander – whose band are also nominated for Music Artist of the Year – as well as model Cara Delevingne, actress Laverne Cox and Fifth Harmony singer Lauren Jauregui.

Elsewhere, British royal Prince William will go head-to-head against the likes of TV presenter James Corden, musician Ariana Grande, actress Emma Watson, and author J.K. Rowling in the Celebrity Straight Ally category, which praises stars for their support toward the LGBT community, despite not being a member themselves.

Saara Aalto – who finished in second place on British singing competition 'The X Factor' last year – and former Union J singer George Shelley are both up for the Celebrity Rising Star award, which will see them battle it out against 'Hollyoaks' actress Annie Wallace, radio presenter Stephanie Hirst, and 'Britain's Got Talent' contestant Calum Scott.

The Broadcaster or Journalist of the Year category features the likes of former 'X Factor' sensation and 'This Morning' presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, BBC Sports presenter Clare Balding, former 'Great British Bake Off' host Sue Perkins, and talk show host Graham Norton.

Meanwhile, Adele will face Elton John, Fifth Harmony, Madonna, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Troy Sivan, Tegan and Sara, Kele Okereke, and Years & Years in the Music Artist of the Year category.

British LGBT Awards founder Sarah Garrett MBE said:

"The 2017 NatWest British LGBT Awards shortlist features inspirational people who have and continue to use their platform to promote and enhance LGBT rights all over the world.

"All nominees are absolutely deserving of their place on the shortlist but it is now down to the public to choose their winners ahead of the ceremony which is set to be the biggest yet when it takes place in London on 12 May."

The ceremony will also pay tribute to the late George Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day December 25.

The winner for each category is determined by the public, who can cast their votes now by visiting www.BritishLGBTAwards.co.uk.

Nominees for the 2017 NatWest British LGBT Awards:

Celebrity Straight Ally:

James Corden

Ariana Grande

Anne Hathaway

Thierry Henry

J.K. Rowling

Emma Watson

Annie Lennox

Macklemore

Patrick Stewart

Prince William

Celebrity Rising Star:

Saara Aalto

Munroe Bergdorf

Shannon Beveridge

Mhairi Black MP

Dino Fetscher

Stephanie Hirst

Matt Lister

Calum Scott

George Shelley

Annie Wallace

Broadcaster or Journalist of the Year:

Clare Balding

Rylan Clark-Neal

Jane Hill

Owen Jones

Rachel Maddow

Graham Norton

Paul O'Grady

Tyler Oakley

Sue Perkins

Adele Roberts

LGBT Celebrity of the Year:

Olly Alexander

Dustin Lance Black

Laverne Cox

Cara Delevingne

Lady Gaga

Lauren Jauregui

Kate McKinnon

Ellen Page

RuPaul

Russel Tovey

Music Artist of the Year:

Adele

Elton John

Miley Cyrus

Fifth Harmony

Kele Okereke

Madonna

Katy Perry

Troye Sivan

Tegan and Sara

Years & Years

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